Thursday, April 8, 2010

1928: John Brown's Body to Marco Millions

Chronology of World, British and American Literature.

Stephen Vincent Benét. American. 1928. Epic Poem. John Brown’s Body. Considers both sides of the Civil War with sympathy. Includes sketches of all aspects of the war and home front.

R.C. Sheriff. British. 1928. Play. Journey’s End. British trenches in WWI. Two of three friends killed. Hero drinks constantly to hide his fear and to calm his nerves.

DH Lawrence. British. 1928. Novel. Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Mystical theories of sex. Mellors is forthright, individualist, not tainted by industrial society.

Eugene O’Neill. American. 1928. Play. Marco Millions. O’Neill’s scorn for mercenary souls, represented by Marco Polo.

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